Gallery Hop 4: The Dancers pt 2

In addition to the local British Invasion cover band, The GB’s, the May Gallery Hop appreciation for 60’s culture included these Go-Go dancers.  With these compositions, I continued my study of pop art styling workflows, first featured in my previous post.

May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 1
May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 1
May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 2
May DADA Gallery Hop Go-Go Dancers 2

Thanks for stopping by today!  For the best viewing experience on a tablet or PC, click on an image to view a high resolution version from my portfolio site.

Cheers,

C. S.

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Gallery Hop 4: The Dancers – pt 1

Going for a harder pop-art feel, I continued experimenting this week with several filter mash-ups.  This post features a blend of several cool posterization, solarize and other styling effects.

May DADA Gallery Hop 60s Dancers 1
May DADA Gallery Hop 60’s Dancers 1

For the best viewing experience, click on the image to view a high resolution version from my portfolio site.

Cheers,

C. S.

Gallery Hop 3: The Band

The May Gallery Hop featured live music from the GB’s, a 60’s British Invasion band based out of Winston-Salem.  For this post, I wanted to come up with a pop-art photo styling technique.  Over the last several days, I experimented with several filters in Filter Forge 7 and came up with a cool mash up starting with the Local Norm and Cold Fear filter presets.

The GB's at May DADA Gallery Hop 2
The GB’s at May DADA Gallery Hop 2
The GB's at May DADA Gallery Hop 1
The GB’s at May DADA Gallery Hop 1
The GB's at May DADA Gallery Hop 4
The GB’s at May DADA Gallery Hop 4
The GB's at May DADA Gallery Hop 3
The GB’s at May DADA Gallery Hop 3

Thanks for taking time to visit my photo blog!  Have a great week!

Cheers,

C. S.

Gallery Hop 2: Artist at ARTivity on the Green

Walking through the ARTivity on the Green urban park early Friday evening, I met Em, a graphic artist working on an elaborate pen an ink drawing.  The park sits on N. Liberty St, one block over from Trade St, the heart of the Downtown Arts District.

Artist at ARTivity on the Green
Artist at ARTivity on the Green

Click on the image to see a high resolution version, and other pictures from past Gallery Hops.  Have a great day!

Cheers,

C. S.

Gallery Hop 1: Girls Can Change the World!

I’m starting a series of street photography captures from my visit to the Downtown Art District Association (DADA) Gallery Hop in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  This young street artist conveys an important and very relevant message!

Girls Can Change the World
Girls Can Change the World

Click on the image to see the high resolution version, and other photos from DADA Gallery Hops.   Thanks for stopping by today!

Cheers,

C. S.

Tobacco Road Sunsets

A few weeks ago, I visited Bailey Park and the old R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Bailey Power Plant in Winston-Salem.  As part of the renovation effort in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the plant is being converted into retail space.  With much of the exterior work complete on the northern end of the property, the grounds are now open to walk around.  The image below, of the southern side of the property, was captured at sunset.

Bailey Power Plant Smokestack Sunset Composition
Bailey Power Plant Smokestack Sunset Composition

The cirrus clouds and jet contrails contributed to the dramatic skyscapes in both compositions.  Looking back towards the old R.J. Reynolds Tobacco building from Bailey Park, I captured the image below.  The post and images also represent the decline of the tobacco industry as a significant regional economic driver.

Winston-Salem Sunset 2
Winston-Salem RJR Sunset 2

Old Salem Cemetery Sunset

Last Saturday I shot some bracketed exposures during sunset at Salem Cemetery in the Old Salem district of Winston-Salem.  My intent was to perform some HDR tests with a trial version of Aurora HDR 2018.  I ended up with a composite of Aurora, Lightroom and Photoshop manipulations.   Aurora looks like it could complement my workflow; I hope to do some more testing before my trial expires.

Old Salem Cemetery Sunset
Old Salem Cemetery Sunset

For the best viewing experience, click on the image to view a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

July Winston-Salem Gallery Hop, With Profoto B2 Light Kit Pt II, 5 pics

Greetings!  Here are the rest of my street photography favorites referenced in my previous Gallery Hop post.  Click on an image to see the high resolution version from my portfolio site.  Hope you enjoy!

July Winston-Salem Gallery Hop-African Drums 3
July Winston-Salem Gallery Hop-African Drums 3
July Winston-Salem Gallery Hop-Street Artist 2
July Winston-Salem Gallery Hop-Street Artist 2
July Winston-Salem Gallery Hop - Street Performer 2
July Winston-Salem Gallery Hop – Street Performer 2
July Winston-Salem Gallery Hop-Street Performer 1
July Winston-Salem Gallery Hop-Street Performer 1
July Winston-Salem Gallery Hop-African Drums 2
July Winston-Salem Gallery Hop-African Drums 2